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Fire Investigation - First Responder

NFA103 - 18.00 Hours

Schedule

  • Details
    3/16/2018 - 3/17/2018
    Calvert TX
    FP  NFA103  4

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Description

This two-day course is designed specifically to provide a clear definition of the role of first responders in fire investigation and provide essential knowledge to enable them to recognize the potential of intentionally set fires, preservation and protection of evidence, and proper reporting of information to appropriate officials. By strengthening the partnership between first responders and investigators, the chances for successfully solving arson-related crimes will increase. The course includes topics such as fire behavior, critical observations of the first responder, fire causes, scene security and evidence preservation, legal considerations, and documentation of findings.

Prerequisite

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics

Fire behavior+Critical observations of the first responder+Fire causes+Scene security and evidence preservation+Legal considerations+Documentation of findings

Audience

This course is designed for all fire and emergency services personnel who respond and/or might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.

The target audience is first responders and their advancement in the professional development of fire, rescue and emergency service personnel, as well as the mitigation of loss of life and property from fire and other hazards. An integral part of the program is training and professional development in fire and life safety education programs/courses.

Education Credits

    Contact Information

    Emergency Services Training Institute
    Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900

    Other Information

    Excellent information for fire and emergency services personnel who respond to fires or might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.

    The purpose of this course is to provide first responders with the tools to understand the key role they play in fire scene examination and in preserving and protecting important evidence for any subsequent investigation. The content of the course will provide a clear definition of the role of the first responder in arson detection and provide essential knowledge to enable him or her to recognize the potential of intentionally set fires, preservation and protection of evidence, and proper reporting of information to appropriate officials. By strengthening the partnership between first responders and investigators, the chances for successfully solving arson-related crimes will increase. The course includes topics such as fire behavior, critical observations of the first responder, fire causes, scene security, evidence preservation, legal considerations, and documentation of findings.

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